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Sunday, August 13, 2017

PAPER BAG MINI TUTORIAL


Hey Crafters! Lets make a Mini Album

A Paper Bag Mini Album! It's super easy and fun to make; you'll enjoy giving these as gifts or keeping it for yourself to hold little uplifting quotes that you can give to friends, family and co-workers.




Brown paper lunch bag = super fun gift-able mini album!
Join me while I walk you through creating this easy project. Once you get the base made, you can make it uniquely your own by adding embellishments from your crafty stash! 




Scroll down for Supplies & Instructions.
  Click  HERE to see the process on YouTube. 

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Supplies list
PAPER BAG MINI ALBUM
Paper Lunch Bag - 
http://amzn.to/2uCsEi6
6x6 Pattern Paper - 
http://amzn.to/2u170QM
Magnets - 
http://amzn.to/2fCJ9Vt
Flower digi stamp - 
https://goo.gl/mG332s
Washi tape - 
http://amzn.to/2vuSVhX
ATG tape - 
https://goo.gl/Nr7N1S
Aleene's Tacky Glue - 
http://amzn.to/2ssYtpu
Border punch - 
http://amzn.to/2hVJDXv (Flourish Scroll ek)
Velcro - 
http://amzn.to/2hWmxQp

(Basic Tools)
**Basic Card Making Supplies**
PAPER TRIMMER - 
http://amzn.to/2tgicMQ
FISKARS TRIMMER - 
http://amzn.to/2q53bsc
SCISSORS - 
http://amzn.to/2shwqw3
ALEENE'S TACKY GLUE 
http://amzn.to/2ssYtpu
GLUE BOTTLES -
https://goo.gl/kUyE6r
SCOTCH ATG GUN - 
http://amzn.to/2rqskk9
ATG TAPE - 
https://goo.gl/kUyE6r
FOAM TAPE - 
http://www.koalatcrafts.com/store/p26...




Instructions: 

First, you will need 1 brown paper bag - lunch sack size.


You need to fold your bag in half. Use your bone folder to get a nice crease. Next, you will need the 4 - pattern papers measuring 5-3/8" X 5". Now, adhere you pattern paper to the folded bag. One paper on each side. Tip: if you want to cut the notch of the bag out for easy access to the tag you are placing in the opening. Then you can use a 1" circle punch. Don't have one - then just use your scissors.

I created a smaller pocket on one of my inside pages by cutting 1 of my papers to 3-1/8" x 5". Adhering the leftover piece of paper first to the bag. Then, taking the 3-1/8" X 5" paper and putting adhesive only on three sides in a U shape. Placing it on top of the paper you just glued down. Now, you have a pocket to place tags, pictures anything you would like. 


I put a magnet on my album for a nice closure. To do this I adhered the small magnet to the top right hand corner of my album. Then, I put foam tape all around the magnet so it doesn't move. I then cover the magnet with my embellishment. I repeat the process on the next page. Tip: To get the perfect lined up placement, first put the second magnet on the back of the first page (i.e. cover) then, using a black marker, color the magnet. While it's still wet, press the album closed, pushing on the magnet area. When you open it up - there will be a black mark so you know exactly where to place the 2nd magnet.

I put some velcro as a closure to one of my pockets to have a little place to keep extra cards, tags etc. I also put some adhesive along the side of the bag (top and bottom, where it pleats) to make it sturdier, and so that the opening wouldn't be so big.

I punched little cards from my scraps and adhered them with washi tape to my album. I plan on using my little cards to hold uplifting quotes or notes. The washi tape makes it super easy to place it on a door, desk etc.  

               Front                                         Back

 



Your album is now complete!


 You can further embellish it to make it uniquely your own!
 I can't wait to see your albums! 
Please share them with us on our 
Facebook Group HERE

Go to "photos", then "albums" and put them in the 
Paper Bag Mini Ablum-Album! lol


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